snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours clear copper. Tastes like light hops and bland malts. Light body and low carbonation. Faint hop aroma.
NikkTwist (2048) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015 Draft at Moriartys. May 2013. Pint. Hazy hay pour with soft white foam. Wet lace. Feels a bit like a medium dark wheat beer with some earthy notes. Not a traditional Saison but has some interesting flavors. Oranges spiked with cloves. Bread dough. Truffles. Apricots. Sage. Mushrooms. Rosemary. Dry up front. Sweet in the middle. Balanced in the finish. Unusual. UPDATE: Having again at Moriartys in May 2015. Not sure if this is because I just had a couple high-hopped IPAs immediately prior but the Saison tastes undrinkably sweet to me.
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with thin, fizzy white head. Aroma is apples, biscuit and cereal malts, light toffee, grassy hops, and light funk. Flavor is bland, bready malts with faint supporting woody notes, fruit, and floral notes; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
argo0 (12310) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Small white head atop lightly hazed straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, candi sugar, some yeast spicy, orange, pepper. Taste is medium sweet, pepper/yeast spicy, some orange, candi sugar. Soft light-medium body, light acidity.
ben4321 (4832) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 5/22/13, Palindromic Rating #2992
Aroma: The nose has Belgiany-type yeast, pepper/spice, some citrus rind, and light funk
Appearance: Pours a hazed bright orange color with a small white head and light/drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium sweet and plenty spicy, with a light funk, and mild bitterness
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a lively carbonation, and a dry, spicy finish
I thought this was a pretty solid beer. It has a pretty nice nose/flavor, a solid feel, and a nice drinkability. It isn’t an exceptional beer, but it is plenty tasty.
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden yellow with a white soapy head. Aroma of yeast, lemon, grass, and spice. Well-balanced flavor of lemon, spice, grass, and yeast. Excellent lacing. Very nice beer.
BeerandBlues2 (10833) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Bertha’s. Pours hazy yellow with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is barnyard yeast, biscuit and straw malt with pear esters and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with barnyard yeast, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
MadRobin (2413) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bertha's in Fells Point, Baltimore, MD.
Clear, sparkling amber with an off-white head and very good lacing.
Aroma of yeast, lemon, grain and light spices.
Taste of earthy herbs, yeast, grains and spice.
Medium body and medium/high carbonation.
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kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a rather large frothy white head that had excellent retention, falling to a creamy mass. The nose is fairly light, and not especially Saison like. Smells rather hard with a fairly heavy pale maltiness. There’s minimal yeast influence and no real rustic farmhouse character. A little bit of light spicing, but it doesn’t seem like its from the yeast. The flavor is like the aroma, I wouldn’t really guess this was a Saison, more of a generic Belgian Ale. Light spice up front followed by a slightly sweet and heavy pale malt towards the back end. A little lingering spice and maybe a touch of yeast character. Medium bodied, a little heavy and thick with soft fizzy carbonation. Not a bad beer on its own, but not anything like what I want from a Saison.
BenDoshin (17) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great summer ale. Blazing heat is this beer’s best friend. Has a nice wheat/straw nose and lots of great sour grass flavors. love this beer.